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Los Lunas in Valencia County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Valencia

 
 
Valencia Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
1. Valencia Marker
Inscription. This community traces its beginnings to the hacienda established by Captain Francisco Valencia along this section of the Camino Real by the mid-17th century. Abandoned during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the area was resettled in 1740 by Christian Indians called genizaros. These settles played an important role in the defense of the Spanish frontier.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 34° 48.578′ N, 106° 42.003′ W. Marker is in Los Lunas, New Mexico, in Valencia County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street NE (State Road 47) and Roberts Circle on Main Street NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Roberts Circle, Los Lunas NM 87031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peralta (approx. 2 miles away); The Luna Mansion (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tomé (approx. 5 miles away); Los Padillas (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Valencia: A Spanish Colonial and Mexican-period site along NM 47 in Valencia County, New Mexico
Wide view of the Valencia Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
2. Wide view of the Valencia Marker
. (Submitted on July 27, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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